Oberonia arcuata Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Menophyllum SECTION Otoglossum Schlechter Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade warm Spring

Common Name The Arching Oberonia [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, subflexuous, short, densely leafy stem carrying 7 to 8, erect-patent, linear, acute, somewhat falcate-oblique, glabrous leaves that blooms in the spring on an arcuate, short, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, subdentate margin, glabrous, more or less equal to the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale terracotta with a yellow spot on the lip.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; New Papusian Orchid [Neue Orchideen papuasiens J J SMith 1911; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;